Welcome back friends to another installment of Toon In, the time of the week where we can share with you a classic animated short or cartoon for your viewing pleasure. This time we have 1940’s Puss Gets The Boot, released theatrically by MGM and marking the first short in what would become the Tom and Jerry series.
Puss Gets The Boot was even up for an Oscar but lost to another MGM classic piece of animation entitled The Milky Way. While Puss Gets The Boot was Directed and written by Joseph Barbera and William Hanna it has been said they gave the credit to their short to their friend and animation instructor Rudoplh Ising as way to thank him. You will notice that Tom in this short is named Jasper, it wouldn’t be until the duo’s second outing in 1941’s The Midnight Snack that they would become Tom and Jerry.
Just a heads up, the human character in this short, Mammy…is as you can imagine a caricature of the day… thankfully though in this case the original lines have been dubbed, the audiences of 1940 heard dialogue that poked fun at her intelligence.
So let’s Toon In and see how Puss Gets The Boot!
Tom And Jerry – 001 – Puss Gets The Boot (1940) from Girish Kumar on Vimeo.
No matter if he goes by Jinx or Jerry…the little guy usually wins in the end, right?
Blink and you’ll miss the car commercial that is “hidden” within this live action version of the Wacky Races. How can you be expected to pay attention to the ad portion for the Peugeot 208 when you are dumbfounded by how well the characters from the 1968 Hanna-Barbera animated series are represented?
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Now go ahead and take a look at the intro for the 1968 cartoon.
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The only thing missing from Peugeot 208 commercial was Rufus Ruffcut and Saw Tooth in the Buzz Wagon, Professor Pat Pending in the Covert-A-Car, and Lazy Luke driving the Arkansas Chuggabug with his friend Blubber Bear!
So what I’m saying Hollywood is if this French car commercial can provided a live action version of that animated series and keep the humor intact, it’s time for Adult Swim or someone to get on the ball and deliver the Wacky Races television series we deserve!
Muttley for the WIN!!
Since 2001, Warner Brothers has released direct-to-DVD animated features featuring Tom & Jerry. The newest release is set for June 25, 2015 and features the cat and mouse teaming up with Jonny Quest in an adventure titled “Spy Quest.” It seems like such an odd team-up that I have to watch it when it is released. Other Tom & Jerry animated films have teamed them with Sherlock Holmes and The Wizard of Oz but this is the first to team them with another Hanna-Barbera creation.
Plus, I’m a big Jonny Quest fan so hopefully this will spark a renewed interest in that franchise and receive some animated feature films of its own. I don’t mind the straight-to-DVD format for these. The Scooby-Doo and DC Comics ones have been successful and Jonny Quest would fit that format.
Here is the trailer for the film.
Welcome back to another episode of Sci-Fi Sunday and while what we are sharing today might not be quite as awesome as The Mini-Munsters from the last Saturday Frights, we still think it’s pretty special. It’s the 1973 offering from the ABC Saturday Superstar Movie, the pilot in fact for the Lost in Space animated series! This pilot differs a little from the original live action series in a few key ways. Dr. Smith (The only returning member of the original TV show cast) is aboard the ship as a passenger and not in an effort to sabotage the voyage and kill the Robinson family. While the Robot is present it is named Robon and is used as a flight control for the Jupiter 2 instead of tagging along with the crew. The crew itself is different as we now have Craig Robinson and his younger brother Link along with a geologist named Deena Carmichael who is on board because she is headed to the Saturn space station.
So pop up some popcorn and grab your favorite beverage as we take in a viewing of the Lost In Space animated series pilot here on Sci-Fi Sunday. The show is split into 7 parts so just follow the link to watch the rest of it!
What better way to spend a Saturday in October than watching an episode of the awesome 80’s Hanna-Barbera produced Drak Pack?
In this episode “Dred Goes Hollywood” the Drak Pack are stunned to find themselves being vilified in a motion picture and decide to clear their good names.
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Pictured in this original production drawing posted by Nemo Academy on Flickr is the sometimes maligned Godzooky. This was drawn by Animator, Tony Sgroi for the Hanna Barbera animated series from the 1970s.
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In this PSA from 1968 Yogi and Boo Boo discuss the vice of smoking and why it is so cool. Okay, they are a lot more anti-smoking in this PSA than that. They basically say that people who are smokers started before people knew it was bad and now people start because those people are doing it already. So why not them!
They then shift into trying to shame people who lack willpower into quitting.
I wonder if the cigarette they stomp out in the beginning was dropped by Fred Flintstone?